Musing Mondays (May 6)

MusingMondays5Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it! 
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!


My Musing:

I have never been one to get into book “fads”… people will rave and rave about particular books, and I don’t usually cave and have to read the book out myself. Sometimes I will have already read the book(s) before they were “popular” — like with Dan Brown’s Robert Langdon series (The Da Vinci Code, anyone?), or Stephanie Meyer’s “Twilight” saga. Other times, if the book being raved about sounds appealing, I’ll put it on my to-be-read list. But, I have a huge, long list of these books that I still haven’t gotten around to reading! It’s almost embarrassing how long it is, actually.

I find it funny… I call myself an avid reader, as I read about 80 books per year. But, when asked if I’ve read this or that (popular) book, I’ll say no, and people will be shocked! “But you read 80 books a year! How can you not have read this?!“, will be the query, as if in order to be an ‘avid’ reader I’ve got to read all of the “raved about” and “now” books. What’s up with that? Apparently, my tastes are just different from the mainstream. LOL.

I will eventually get around to some of these. But I will probably never read them all. And I’m okay with that, even if it’s shocking to others. ;)

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21 thoughts on “Musing Mondays (May 6)

  1. I don’t like to follow the book fads either. People are shocked when I tell them… I have never read Harry Potter for example. BUT… I must admit some book fads I do fall victim to… I have read one or two of the Twilight series, I’ve read two of the Fifty Shades of Grey books… but… just because it is ‘the’ book of the moment, doesn’t guarantee that I will read it. If it doesn’t appeal to me, it just doesn’t appeal.

    I am going to start reading Mother’s Curse and can’t wait to get into it but it brings to mind a type of discrimination that is alive and well today… here is the link to my Musing Monday!

    http://growinguplittle.wordpress.com/2013/05/06/1347/

  2. I am exactly the same. Mostly I will add books to my TBR list on Goodreads if I think they sound interesting, but it is very rarely I actually get round to them. There are a few exceptions such as Twilight and 50 Shades series, but mostly I read them if I’ve heard conflicting thoughts so as to make up my own mind, rather than judging them through someone else.

  3. That is funny. I get a bit rebellious about book fads as well. I will get to the book when I get to it dang it! And I usually want to wait till the hoopla dies so that I can forget I am going in with super high expectations, usually ruins it for me. :)

  4. I tend to avoid book fads too. Most of the world was hooked onto Harry Potter, before I broke down and gave them a try. Same goes for The Unfortunate Events. I did read a couple Twilight books, but only because a new friend practically pushed them into my hands. And yet I have to admit: I’m anxious to read The Fault of Our Stars. Surely, a book getting this much attention is going to be something special. So, while I don’t immediately jump on the bandwagon, sometimes the hype does attract me. And perhaps with good reason. I loved Harry Potter and The Unfortunate Events. :-)

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